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From The Vault

Celebrate decades of life, work and play at the Institute. This collection includes vintage films from the MIT Museum's archive dating back to the 1920s, in addition to recent video recordings of lectures, symposia and special events that span the sciences, technology and humanities.

The production of this collection is made possible in part through the generous support of Jane and A. Neil Pappalardo '64.

Collection videos

1999 MIT Commencement Exercises - R...

Added almost 6 years ago | 01:15:52 | 13325 views

Raymond and Thomas Magliozzi, hosts of the National Public Radio Series "Car Talk", are the commencement speakers on the occasion of the 1999 MIT Commencement Exercises. Commentaries by Prof. Samuel J. Keyser (Special Assistant to the ...

"The Social Beaver" (1956)

Added over 5 years ago | 00:30:24 | 7585 views |

A promotional film for prospective students and visitors to MIT, “The Social Beaver” focuses on the community living and range of social and cultural activities that round out a student’s life at MIT, from music groups to hobby clubs, th...

"The Thinking Machine" (1961) - MIT Centennial Film

"The Thinking Machine" (1961) - MIT...

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:53:03 | 16471 views

Screen actor David Wayne chats with MIT Professor Jerome Wiesner on developments in computer research and artificial intelligence, as part of the “Tomorrow” television series produced by CBS for MIT on occasion of MIT’s Centennial in 196...

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